Peet’s Coffee Introduces ‘Slow Bar’ at New D.C. Store

December 21, 2016

The third-wave, indie coffee culture is rubbing off on the chain

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is jumping on the third-wave coffee train: Now that it owns Portland-based Stumptown Roasters and Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee, some of that indie, third-wave coffee culture is rubbing off on Peet’s, the roaster known for its strong brews — and for playing a distant second fiddle to Starbucks. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Peet’s newest location in Washington D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood sports a “slow bar.” That’s what the San Francisco-based coffee company is branding a counter that features pour-over and siphon brewing methods, now de rigueur